Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles the latest and greatest Indie games from this popular platform. Today, we will explore the depths of a cube, destroy unlucky adventurers, interrogate dangerous androids, and evade taxes.
Cognition Method: Initiation
To start, we have an intriguing prologue 0f an upcoming sci-fi adventure. The Cognition Method takes place on a nearly desolate Earth, at a time when humanity is on the brink of survival. The only chance you have lies in a mysterious artifact called the Cube. It's your job to explore it and find its secrets. Cognition Method utilizes unique gameplay mechanics that will help you solve puzzles by altering gravity and affecting the laws of physics. So far, this is a good start to a promising adventure.
Next, how about a hectic action platformer? In Orbital Bullet, you will fight in procedurally generated circular arenas, which makes for interesting gunplay mechanics. To survive epic boss fights, you will have to use body modifications, as well as upgrade and craft powerful weapons. Orbital Bullet lets you pick between 4 classes with unique skills that really affect the gameplay. In short, if you are looking for a fun and frenetic shooter, this might be the perfect game for you.
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
Here we have a refreshing new adventure made by Snoozy Kazoo. Aside from being ridiculously cute, Turnip Boy also doesn't like to pay taxes. This move cost him his home, which means that it's time to go on an epic journey and repay your dues to Mayor Onion. To do this, you will have to explore dark dungeons filled with rare treasures, fight huge beasts that attack your community, grow plants, and much more. Turnip Boy is hilarious, addictive, and does its best to subvert your expectations. I would say this is a good combo.
Legend of Keepers
Legend of Keepers is a turn-based dungeon crawler with a twist. You play as a dungeon manager, and your job is to protect hidden treasures from the snoopy heroes. To do this, you will have to strategically place traps and enemies that will fair well against a group of unlucky adventurers. If you prove to be effective, you will climb the ladder quickly, which will unlock many fun events. Legends of Keepers also has roguelite elements, which means it won't get old anytime soon. All in all, it's a nice spin to the popular genre.
If you are a fan of noir and pixel art, better pay attention. In Lacuna, you play as a CDI agent that investigates a murder of a powerful victim in a distant solar system. As you dig deeper and new bodies start popping up, you realize that this is a part of something bigger. Lacuna is an atmospheric adventure that's written well, giving off a sense of mystery and a vast conspiracy that is slightly outside our reach. This is only the first chapter, but everything feels solid, and I can't wait to see where it leads.
The year is 2065, and you are a hi-tech interrogator. It's your job to question your kind and find out which androids have sinister intentions. To do this, you will have to research your subjects, earn their trust, look for any signs of emotions, and apply pressure at the right moment. Silicon Dreams has a premise that seems to be taken straight from Phillip K. Dick's brain, and it works really well. The story is very tight and raises many important questions. All of your choices will affect the outcome. Bottom line, this cyberpunk adventure was so well executed that I simply had to add it to this edition of Games on Steam.
Cards & Tankards
Lastly, we have a laidback VR card battler. Card & Tankards is easy to learn but offers enough variations to be challenging even for veterans. Each deck is totally customizable, giving you a great amount of freedom. Every card also has a unique animation, that will make battles more engaging. Although it's in early access, the potential is here and the community is slowly flourishing. Cards & Tankards is also completely free to play, so if you are a fan of card game, there's really no good excuse not to try it.
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